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Teaching Tips: Wikis in the Classroom Discuss this eTheme.

These sites focus on using Wikis in classroom. There are resources for teachers about Wikis, free websites to sign up for free Wiki spaces, Wiki tutorials, classroom ideas, and examples of actual Wikis in classrooms. There are links to eThemes Resources on Wikipedia in Student Research and Teaching Tips: Using Online Journals and Blogs.


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Read this article about the importance of interactive tools like such as Wikis and their roles in today classrooms. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is an interactive tour that introduces you to the functions of Wikispaces and demonstrates how to create your own wiki. Choose a topic from "Choose a Tour" from the top of a page to see the demonstration.
Here is free Wikispaces, no advertising to distract students, for teachers to sign up. Check out links in "Where can I learn more about how to use a wiki in education?" for resources on Wiki walk through and educational Wiki guide and resources.
This lesson plan provides ideas of how to incorporate Wikis with music.
This is a collaborative project among students from different schools on Thomas Friedman's book, The World is Flat. Includes teacher's blogs, resources, and student's product. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site provides examples of how Wikis are used for online collaborative writing. Click links under "Some of the things we write about" to see student work using Wikis. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Click on various topics to see how he uses Wiki in his classroom. The topics include portfolio creation, using graphic organizers, writing, reading, and more.
Introduce students to activities in this lesson plan to help them better understand the degree to which Wikipedia can be deemed a reliable information source.
These websites are about information literacy, with particular emphasis on Wikipedia and its role in student research. There are interactive tutorials, articles, and ideas for class activities.
These websites are about using weblogs in the classroom. There are websites where teachers and students can sign up for their own blogs for free. There are also several articles that explain how teachers are using blogs in the classroom. Teachers should be especially cautious about giving out these links as students can access other blogs.

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